Scouts Canada, the country’s leading youth organization, offers seven challenging programs for boys, girls, teens and young men and women aged 5-26. Over 74,000 people enjoy Scouts Canada’s programs in thousands of individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada with Scouts Canada’s national office located in Ottawa.
The Scouts Canada mission is “To contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.”
Scouts Canada has three main principles:
Duty to God: This is defined as: “Adherence to spiritual principles, loyalty to the religion that expresses them and acceptance of the duties resulting there from.”
Duty to Others: This is defined as: “loyalty to one’s country in harmony with the promotion of local, national and international peace, understanding and cooperation”, and, “participation in the development of society, with recognition and respect for the dignity of one’s fellow-being and for the integrity of the natural world.”
Duty to Self: This is defined as: “responsibility for the development of oneself.” This is in harmony with the educational purpose of the Scout Movement whose aim is to assist young people in the full development of their potentials.
For more information on Scouts Canada and all they have to offer, visit www.scouts.ca. If you’re interested in reading about the time line and history of how Scouts founder Robert Baden-Powell created some of the groups in existence today click here.